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Strange issue tranferring shows between TiVos

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 22:23
I've noticed a strange problem; many times when I go to transfer a show from my TiVo (HD) to my TiVo (Premiere), it will say that that show is already transferring when I know it cannot be transferring. I saw it just now with a show that recorded last night, and I haven't transferred any shows from the Premiere to the HD in weeks.

I can always choose "Stop Transfer", then I can transfer the show, but I don't understand why the HD so often thinks it's transferring a show when it's not. This never seems to happen the other way around, as my daughter transfers shows from the HD to the Premiere frequently, and she's never told me that she can't start the transfer.

The shows I usually transfer are shows no one else in my house watches, and my daughter is old enough to use the remote responsibly.

It's a minor annoyance, but I know it shouldn't be happening, so I find myself wanting to fix it or at least narrow down the issue that's causing this problem.

So, any ideas? Anyone else seeing this?

Big Brother 7/11/2013

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:59
So...

That happened. :)



I was hoping for a little more fireworks, but I will take stunned silence.

"Orange is the new black" (Netflix orig)

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:56
New show on Netflix, produced by Jenji Kohan (of weeds fame) about a woman in prison. Sounds interesting, and we were huge Weeds fans.

S1 in full on Netflix, just started E01. Anyone else watching?

Ethernet cable not found?

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:39
Had a wired setup to both my Series 2 boxes for a few years now and suddenly last night I lost half my network.

After testing the ethernet wires I traced it down to my living room Series 2 DT and as soon as I would plug the ethernet into the tivo my switch would lose connection and knock out my network.

I've got it working on wireless right now albeit slow as piss but it's working. The tivo reports no ethernet cable when i plug it in but the cable is perfect on my tester.

Dead network jack?

Losing sound after FFWD > auto play and sometimes after FFWD > Play

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:22
I have a Premiere XL attached to a Pioner SC-05 receiver via HDMI, and that is connected to a Pioneer 5010-FD Plasma with HDMI. Been running fine since the Premiere released.

Lately sporadically if I FFWD to catch up to live and let it go, when the video starts playing the audio is not there. I have to pause, then play to get it back. Sometimes after pausing and playing I'm also losing sound and have to do it again to get it back.

Anyone have this issue? I feel like I had it on an old receiver and then I got the new one and it stopped. Now it is happening again. :mad:

You can watch Tom Terrific! TEE RIFFIC!

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:21
OK, I guess you gotta be as old as me to remember watching Tom Terrific on Captain Kangaroo. I do.

I really, really, liked it and I'm sure I saw every minute of it.

I was thinking that it was pretty primitive 2D animation.

Look! It was!

http://archive.org/details/TomTerrif...stYoungManfred

What always amazes me is how slow-moving TV was in our day. The title sequence alone would have today's kids changing channels.

This is why I almost get epileptic when I see just a minute of what's on the Disney channel.

Is now the time to buy?

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:45
Hey guys,
I'm considering buying a Premier 4 since I'm moving from an apartment with UVerse to one where I'll need to get Comcast; and I don't think I can take the Comcast supplied DVR. I long ago had a first gen DirecTivo but haven't had any flavor of TiVo since and I've always looked forward to getting another some day.

My question is, should I maybe wait? I understand the Premier 4 is a few years old at this point and TiVo likely has something new coming down the channel in a few months or so? As much as I hate Comcast's boxes, does it maybe make more sense for me to hang out and get whatever the new offering is with a lifetime sub once it becomes available rather than dropping a couple hundred on something now and retiring it in a year?

Any advice is much appreciated.

Graceland S01E05 "O-Mouth" July 11th

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:45
For some reason my FRO SP is not picking this up. Have to manually set to record.

Premiere and TiVo HD and SDV adapters

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:33
I have a TiVo Premiere and a TiVo HD. I recently got an HD TV, so now I can start taking advantage of HD programing.

I subscribe to Charter Cable and on their CableCard instructions they instruct that you need a SDV adapter with the TiVo and CableCard. I am trying to understand what I need before I start installation and equipment requests from Charter.

My question: Do I need an SDV adapter for each TiVo, or just one?

If Just one... How do I connect the USB portion to each TiVo?

How is the SDV adapter controlled... Is it by each TiVo? Or what?

Many thanks for any help,

Andy D

TiVo DT Dual Tuner x2 80 HR / 360 HR

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:56
I have two TiVo DT (Dual Tuner) boxes.
One is bone stock, not upgraded. 80-hour.
The other is upgraded with a 360-Hour SD drive (320 GB Wester Digital HD)
I'd like to get them both out of my storage area, but I hate to just drop them off at Goodwill or throw them away.

PM if interested.

FOR SALE: TiVo Premiere 45-Hour TCD746320

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:53
I just finished the 1-year contract on this unit. It has been unused and stored in the Premiere 4 box since I purchased the Premiere 4 4 months ago.
Upgraded to the 4 and a Mini.

PM if interested.

Big Brother 7/10/13

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:22
No thread yet?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is Helen/Elissa completely discounting the fact that even with an MVP candidate on the block she might still be the primary target this week? They seem to figure whoever they put up will automatically be getting enough votes.

Not liking Nick up there. I'm not quite sure why he didn't lie to Elissa and say he wouldn't vote her off and then just do it. The original deal wasn't that Nick wouldn't vote for her, was it? I thought it was just that if he threw the competition, he was safe for two weeks. I might have missed where he wasn't supposed to vote for her either. Can enough girls turn on the boys to make Nick the target?

I don't watch the after hours or live feed, but I've been reading more and more about how bigoted this cast is. I don't know if this is different than other casts or not. Maybe it's because they are young and have not learned to filter their thoughts yet or not. I don't think there's any spoilers here unless off camera comments that have no effect on the game outcome are, but here's an article which lists some of the comments.

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/

DON'T READ IF YOU THINK THIS IS A SPOILER! As SOME bigoted comments came out in a previous episode, I feel it's fair game.

'Beware the Batman' - New cartoon series

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 09:20
FYI,

Batman returns to TV in a new animated series, debuting July 13th on Cartoon Network. Looks like it's completely CGI.

Quote: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman's core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City's criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Beware the Batman - Trailer

Two and a Half Men to replace the half a man with

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 23:12
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,5037425.story

Spoiler: "Two and a Half Men" is about to become "Two Men and a Gay Woman."

Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones -- whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as "filth" last year -- CBS' hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She's the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses.

Channels randomly not tuning, signal lock=no

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 21:42
I have tried the search but couldn't find anything. I have been having this problem for about the last month but have not been able to resolve it. I have a Series 3 with two Comcast cable cards. It has been working fine for almost 2 years but in the last month channels will randomly not tune. I can be watching something a the screen will go black, or I will try to change the channel and not be able to tune. I have had Comcast out twice and they replaced the cards and ran new cable to be sure the signal strength is strong. When I look at signal strength it shows me 0 and "No digital signal". The DVR diagnostics screen is showing signal lock=no. Usually I can restart the TiVo or wait and the channel will come back. It seems to happen to all channels randomly, but only a few channels at a time. I don't know what to do next. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.

Tivo Rebooted During Transfer, Now Won't Transfer

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 20:36
Had just transferred multiple shows over 3-4 days, so I know it was working. I was transferring two shows from Win7 laptop to Series 2 Tivo, when the Tivo rebooted. Now, transfers won't work at all. The two shows were still in To Do List, but not doing anything. I cancelled/deleted the two transfers in To Do List, hard re-booted the Tivo and Laptop. Added show to To Do List, no luck. When I try to transfer a show from laptop, it shows up in To Do List, but nothing happens.

TIA, Curtis

seasons pass transfer to new hard drive

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 19:53
I have a Tivo Premiere Elite. I will be installing a new hard drive this week end (I hope). Are their any way to save my seasons passes so I can transfer them?

Stuck on "Acquiring Channel Information"?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 17:56
It seems I'm having a problem and it's driving me absolutely bonkers. I just got a new Tivo, and I'm stuck on the Acquiring Channel Information screen at 75%. I've gone through two cable cards, and finally a Charter tech came out today to try and help. He finally got everything hooked up correctly - and got a "hit" on the card and tuning adapter. He said that on the Charter side of things, the cards appeared to take the hit.

I'm still stuck on this screen.

I've totally erased my Tivo and started guided setup again... and I've still got this screen.

Any ideas? Or any info I can provide that might help resolve my problem?

SETCH broken on TiVo Mini?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:59
The port 31339 TiVo Remote Control interface on the TiVo Mini fails with any usage of the SETCH (Set Channel) command. To wit:

Send: SETCH 17
Receive: CH_STATUS 0709 LOCAL
Receive: CH_FAILED INVALID_CHANNEL

I've now seen this on countless TiVo Mini boxes in dozens of configurations so it seems universal to the model. Has anyone else seen this? Is anyone aware of a resolution? Assuming this is a TiVo bug, any suggestions on who/how to report this kind of low-level bug?

Thanks.

TiVo's two different audio settings?

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:15
TiVo's (P4 in my case) two audio settings -
1) is classified 'Dolby Digital'
2) is classified as 'Dolby Digital to PCM'.

Though - I am unsure what the difference is or when to use#1 is vs. #2?

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